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Hi there. My name is Kacey and I live in the Pacific Northwest. I was blessed to be married to the love of my life for 19 years before he passed on the 27th of September, 2008. I am still in "recovery mode" from his loss but I am making progress. I am usually very easy to get to know and love to people watch. I am looking forward to seeing how I progress in all aspects of my life!

6-7-16 - It has been an amazing journey thus far! When I joined SparkPeople on August 1st, 2012, I had no idea that I could have achieved the goals that I have! It wasn't even in the realm of possibilities in my mindset at the time. To date, I have lost 209 lbs and have gone from incredibly tight 4X and 5X clothing sizes to a size 8-10-12 (depending on the manufacturer).

The best part so far is that I have met so many wonderful people here on SP. You are all so supportive, helpful, encouraging, and full of so many great ideas! I know I wouldn't be where I am without that "team spirit" behind me!

Member Since: 8/1/2012

Fitness Minutes: 157,648

My Goals:
My goal is to lose as much weight as my body is willing to let go of so I can be around for my grandchildren, who are the joy of my life. My secondary goal is to be happy, healthy, and free with the new man in my life so we can enjoy each other's company until the end of time!

My Program:
I have to live a gluten-free, grain-free, legume-free life, so that is the crux of my plan. I have some mobility impairments, but I still weight lift, do CrossFit (with modifications), swim incessantly, and enjoy all manner of outdoor activities..

Personal Information:
Born in Connecticut, lived in New Jersey, Chicago, Southern California, Montana, and Western Washington (where I am now). I love what I do for a living (I teach students with learning issues and students who are homeless) and it provides me with great inspiration that feeds my soul. Recently entered a relationship with a man who loves me for who I am and spoils me rotten. I have introduced him to SP and he is now my exercise partner.

Other Information:
I believe God has kept me here on this plane so I can work with the students whose lives he has (for whatever reason) given me the power to reach and assist.

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    Thanks so much for reading and commenting on my blog!
    60 days ago
    Thank you for taking time out to read and comment on my blog.
    67 days ago
    I lost my husband in February of 2017 and have just returned to SP after being away for a while. My team is for those who are grieving a spouse: Surviving the Loss of a Spouse.

    70 days ago
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    70 days ago
    I was so sorry to read that your hubby of 19 years was taken from you at such a young age. My heart breaks for you. I understand your still being in 'recovery' mode. Ray was married 37 years to his first wife; she passed away at the age of 56 due to diabetes complications. I met him 6 months after he was widowed, at a church-held pot-luck for singles.

    I waited so long for my "significant other" - I was 33 when we met and 34 when we married. He was 63 when we met and 64 when we married, he was 1 month away from being 65 the day we married.

    I never had much and never worried about it - I figured that God was taking care of me and if I wasn't meant to have a spouse, than I would just accept it.

    I guess this is one reason why I fight so hard to keep him going and as healthy as I am able. I cannot give him even one extra day - but I can fight to keep him mobile.

    I am humbled by the number of people that will pray for us. I am just so thankful to you for being my friend.

    83 days ago

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